Corporate organizational change in a carbon-constrained world: the case of the West Arnhem Land Fire Abatement Project in the tropical savannas of Australia

Molyneux, Lynette, Dargusch, Paul and Safa, Mohammad (2011) Corporate organizational change in a carbon-constrained world: the case of the West Arnhem Land Fire Abatement Project in the tropical savannas of Australia. International Journal of Business and Management Science, 4 2: 176-190.

Author Molyneux, Lynette
Dargusch, Paul
Safa, Mohammad
Title Corporate organizational change in a carbon-constrained world: the case of the West Arnhem Land Fire Abatement Project in the tropical savannas of Australia
Journal name International Journal of Business and Management Science
ISSN 1837-6614
1985-692X
Publication date 2011-12
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Open Access Status
Volume 4
Issue 2
Start page 176
End page 190
Total pages 15
Place of publication Gatton, QLD, Australia
Publisher Society for Alliance, Fidelity and Advancement (SAFA)
Language eng
Abstract This article explores how carbon constraints can impact on sustainable development by examining the case study of the West Arnhem Land Fire Abatement Project in the tropical savannas of northern Australia. The West Arnhem Land Fire Abatement project is an interesting case study of how carbon-constraints can influence organizational management because the project evolved under the premise that government policy instruments would eventually create a cost for greenhouse gas emissions. The case study highlights how individuals with a strategic vision of sustainable development in northern Australia collaborated to become powerful change agents in local organizations (including indigenous organizations and not-for-profit land conservation advocates). Their creation of a 'sustainable development conscience' led to investment form a firm seeking to benefit from an improved reputation as a good corporate citizen and proactive manager of greenhouse gas emissions.
Keyword Business sustainability
Emissions trading
Offsets
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
 
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